Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Movement Against St. Marks Fort, Florida

MARCH 3-4TH, 1865:  A naval squadron consisting of twelve steamers and four schooners commanded by Commander R.W. Shufeldt joined Army troops under Brigadier General John Newton in a joint operation directed against St, Marks Fort below Tallahassee, Florida.

Although the expedition was not successful, in part because the shallow water prevented the naval guns from approaching the fort, the ships did succeed in crossing the bar and blockading the mouth of the St. Marks River, thus effectively preventing access to the harbor.

--Old B-Runner

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